Accession Number : ADA558179


Title :   Base Camp Life Cycle Management: Focusing on the Critical Elements


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Read, Sarah M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a558179.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : An increased expeditionary operations tempo over the past 60 years has highlighted the need for base camps to enable force projection for the United States and its allies in a variety of locations in the world. Base camps evolved based on mission and the environment, while the ever-changing needs of the force inadvertently established (and often cemented) cost prohibitive practices and inconsistencies in decision making, management, and quality, resulting in ad hoc solutions. Projections for future engagements make it very likely that the need for base camps will be an increasing focal point for the U.S. military and its partners. As a business or logistics model, life cycle management is not currently a well defined or typical conceptual development process applied to military base camps. Methodically applying a life cycle management framework, with stakeholders as the focus, to a military base camp's situation can significantly improve both long-term and short-term operational capabilities, resourcing concerns, and national strategic relationships. The monograph presents two case studies, Operation Bolero during World War II and the Global War on Terrorism in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Descriptors :   *IRAQI WAR , *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , *MILITARY FACILITIES , *OVERSEAS , *SECOND WORLD WAR , CASE STUDIES , FORWARD AREAS , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , UNITED KINGDOM


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE